As we look back at last week’s royally successful fundraiser, we appreciate exceeding our goal by almost 10% because we had 110% support from volunteers. Thoughtful contributions from countless others across our community helped, including a rush-order for signs from Graphic North, chair massages by Joy Van Dyke of Campus Massage, and Jim Schneider’s digital KUAC Scrapbook which captured much of our 50-year history. With this archive, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner put together a comprehensive and enlightening article about KUAC’s 50th anniversary! Read More
“Astounding! Amazing! Unbelievable!” FM Fall Fundraiser brings nearly $360K in community support to KUAC!
There aren’t enough adjectives to describe all of the amazing, astounding, unbelievable and breath-taking moments during the nine days of fundraising to support public radio that added up to an off-the-charts amount of $358,125 – exceeding our goal by over $25K and topping last year’s record by more than $50K – befitting KUAC’s 50th anniversary.
If we could thank every single donor, corporate supporter, community organizations, individual volunteers, and staff members who made this such a success, the list would scroll on for pages. Over 1900 gifts were made to KUAC, including 286 new donors, which is something to celebrate! The average gift amount was $187. Read More
KUAC public radio’s digital streaming continues to grow, with the addition of KUAC3 — a strong complement to our existing line-ups on KUAC 89.9FM and HD, and KUAC2 HD. New programming features a blend of classical music, news from the The BBC World Service, and cultural programs from The Splendid Table to Travel with Rick Steves.
Tune in from your computer, or listen via KUAC TV Channel 9.7, to enjoy even more of the public radio programming you love! Thanks for your support of public radio in your community!
StoryCorps and KUAC helped more than 60 people ‘begin a thoughtful dialogue’ when the NPR oral history visited last week, in celebration of KUAC’s official 50th anniversary!
Denali Center donated space for the StoryCorps & KUAC project, held October 1st – 5th.
Thanks to our generous sponsor, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center, for making this all possible. Thank you to the staff and residents of Denali Center who graciously turned over their new “Quiet Place” room for the recording sessions. Some residents even shared their stories. Denali Center Nursing Director Tina Rein said, of her StoryCorps interview with one resident, “It was one of the top ten high points of my career here.” See photo highlights on our Flickr or Facebook pages!
Four new members of the KUAC Community Advisory Council began three-year terms of service, advising KUAC management about the broadcasting needs of their communities. Welcome to: Deborah Horner, Leslie Kitchin, and Peter Stern, of Fairbanks, and Sue Steinacher of Nome.
Our big FIVE-OH! This year’s FM Fall Fundraiser marks KUAC’s 50th anniversary! Please plan to volunteer in our phone bank, or stop by to see the action and make a pledge in person. We’d love to meet our fans and have you join the fun! For more information, call 907-474-1890.